Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Picture Books

South African Writer & Illustrator
Alex Latimer
Lion vs Rabbit
Random House   2013         $16.99pb           32 pages        
ISBN 978 0 5525 6541 7

Themes: Back-up teams/ Bullies/ Trickery

Once there was a very, very mean lion who lived in Africa and who delighted in humiliating his victims. At last all the animals rebelled and after offering a reward on the net of 100 bucks to tame the bully, were pleased to find a great international response. Alas, none of the animals that flew in from around the world were up to the job – that is, until Rabbit arrived. He was puny looking but he was smart and his way of dealing with Lion will delight all children who usually love a bit of trickery in their stories. It is one of those perfect matches of images and story that give the reader-aloud as much pleasure as it does the listener. 

Preschool- Year 2 up/ Age 4 - 6
                                        Mean Lion baiting Zebra (the notice says 'I am a horse')

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